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In memory of the 1941 deportation of German Jews

On the anniversary of the first deportations of Jewish German citizens from Munich, which took place in 1941, the President of the Israelite Religious Community, Knobloch, promoted a culture of remembrance. There is growing hatred of Jews, which is why “the memory of the crimes…

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BAMF case: Bremen Prosecutor’s Office investigating own investigators

by Thorsten Koch The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bremen has initiated proceedings for suppression of documents after a group of investigators in the so-called BAMF affair allegedly failed to consider exculpatory material. The affair is a matter that received great attention in 2018, and in…

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One study about racism in society, one study about everyday life of security officers in Germany

by Thorsten Koch The Federal Government will have a study carried out on everyday racism in society – instead of focusing solely on incidents of racism within the police. In addition, Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer has pushed through that there will be a…

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Dispute Over a Study on Racism Within the German Police

by Thorsten Koch Politicians from the SPD, the Greens and the Left have expressed criticism after the refusal by Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer (CSU) to investigate racism within the German security organs. The Greens demanded the appointment of an independent police commissioner. Sebastian…

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Retrospect on Germany: Monday, 11 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch Karliczek: Federal government to help with vaccine The German government is going to provide aid of up to 750 million Euros for the development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus. Minister of Research Anja Karliczek (CDU) said that, in addition…

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Retrospect on Germany: Weekend, 9-10 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch Union: 40 percent approval rate According to pollster Forsa, the approval ratings for the two Union parties, CDU and CSU, are back at 40 percent – plus 2 percent compared to the previous week. Last time that level was reached dates back…

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Retrospect on Germany: Friday, 08 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch The end of WWII: against denial At the central memorial event on the occasion of the end of the Second World War 75 years ago, President Walter Steinmeier emphasized that May 8, 1945 was a day of liberation: “There is no end…

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Retrospect on Germany: Thursday, 07 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch Eva Högl, the new military commissioner Eva Högl, an interior and judicial expert politician of the SPD, is the new Military Commissioner of the German Bundestag. She was elected to succeed Hans-Peter Bartels. Högl received 389 of the 656 votes cast. The…

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Retrospect on Germany: Wednesday, 06 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch 10,000 infected, by Coronavirus, in the health sector More than 10,000 employees in the German health care system have been infected with the coronavirus and have tested positive, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). They are people in hospitals, medical practices…

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Retrospect on Germany: Tuesday, 05 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch Good start to school, despite some deficits The German Teachers’ Association is obviously satisfied with the first day of school on May 4th, which followed a break of several weeks caused by the Corona pandemic. After the final classes, it was now…

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Retrospect on Germany: Monday, 04 May 2020

by Thorsten Koch Roche delivers large numbers of antibody tests Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical company, will deliver their new coronavirus antibody test to Germany, beginning this month. The German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn (CDU), has reached an agreement with Roche. According to this,…

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